Footystats Diary, footy's best kept secret, Wizard Cup 2005



Footy's best kept secret ...

Wizard Home Loans Cup, 2005


Highest, Lowest, Margins, Best Quarters, Goalkickers of the series

1st Round (Week 1) match details
Quarter Finals (Week 2) match details

Semi-Finals (Week 3)
Grand Final (Week 4)



Wizard Cup
Rules of 2005 competition
Most of the rules in place for the Wizard Cup last year were retained for 2005.

However two were deleted from 2004 – these were video replays for disputed goals and the rule restricting messages carried to players by a runner or runners.

Rules operating in the 2005 series –

bull5.gif - 0.9 K The team which kicks the most goals will host the Grand Final.

bull5.gif - 0.9 K Field umpires bounce the ball at centre bounces only. Around the ground, the ball will be thrown up.

bull5.gif - 0.9 K Any player taking a mark or free kick within the goal square will be lined up from the middle of the goals for his shot at goal, rather than being placed on an angle from the centre of the goals.

bull5.gif - 0.9 K Any ball hitting the goal or behind posts during play that does not cross the goal or the boundary line will be play on.

bull5.gif - 0.9 K The boundary umpire will move in 10 metres from the boundary line to return the ball to play at all throw-ins.

bull5.gif - 0.9 K A 10 metre outer circle and an inner circle of 3m in diameter for ruckmen to begin their contests for the centre bounce. A line will be drawn across both the centre and outer circle.

bull5.gif - 0.9 K Six-man inter-change – boosted to eight in "extreme" conditions.

February 18, 2005

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Centre Bounces – Outer Centre Circle
The trial rule states that ruckmen must commence their approach to the centre bounce from within the 10m outer centre circle and also states that ruckmen must have both feet inside the outer circle.

* Ruckmen must have both feet inside the centre circle at all times until they contest the bounce or until the umpire calls play on due to an 'off line bounce'. Ruckmen must not step outside the circle after the ball is bounced, so as to gain a longer run-up.

* If there is an 'off line bounce', the umpire will call play on which enables the ruckmen to move in any direction without restriction to contest the ball.



WIZARD CUP 2005, WEEK ONE, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19-20
Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Match 4 Match 5 Match 6 Match 7 Match 8
Friday
Docklands (n)
7.40pm EDT
Friday
Subiaco (n)
10.40pm EDT
Saturday
Docklands
2.40pm EDT
Saturday
Docklands (n)
6.10pm EDT
Saturday
Cairns (n)
8.40pm EDT
Sunday
Manuka
2.40pm EDT
Sunday
Docklands (n)
5.10pm EDT
Sunday
Football Pk (n)
7.40pm EDT
Collingwood
3.12.0.16 – 115

Richmond
5.9.0-9 – 108
Fremantle
0.11.0.7 – 73
West Coast
0.12.0.8 – 80
West.B'dogs
1.11.2.9 – 90

Sydney
0.11.0.4 – 70
Hawthorn
1.8.0.9 – 66
St Kilda
1.8.0.18 – 75
Brisbane
0.7.1.8 – 53
Melbourne
3.10.1.11 – 98
Kangaroos
0.7.0.12 – 54

Geelong
0.4.0.5 – 29
Carlton
2.13.0.11 – 107

Essendon
2.7.1.7 – 70
Adelaide
1.7.0.9 – 60
Port Adelaide
0.11.0.9 – 75
Nine Fox Footy Ten Ten Fox Footy Fox Footy Ten Fox Footy

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WIZARD CUP, 1st ROUND,
Fri-Sat-Sun, February 18-19-20

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Wizard Home Loans Cup
Footy is back across Australia


The 2005 Wizard Home Loans Cup started on Friday night with matches of the opening round being played in four states and the ACT –

Fri , Melbourne – Collingwood v Richmond, Docklands
Fri, Perth – Fremantle v West Coast. Subiaco Oval
Sat, Melbourne – Western Bulldogs v Sydney, Docklands
Sat, Melbourne – Hawthorn v St Kilda, Docklands
Sat, Cairns – Brisbane Lions v Melbourne, Cazaly Oval
Sun, Canberra – Kangaroos v Geelong, Manuka Oval
Sun, Melbourne – Carlton v Essendon, Docklands
Adelaide – Adelaide v Port Adelaide, Football Park

In the second round, matches will extend to Marrara Oval in Darwin and to Launceston's York Park.

Prize money
The winner of the Wizard Cup grand final will receive $220,000, the runner-up, $110,000. Semi-finalists will earn $50,000. First round losers receive $16,000.
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MARTIN WINDSOR-BLACK observes – It appears that the ho-hum summer of cricket may have fuelled the passion for Footy.

The opening match has brought the largest pre-season attendance (excluding
GF's) for six years, and the fourth largest at Docklands (including GF's)

Largest Attendances excluding Grand Finals
41,185, 1990-1R-P – Car 17.7-109 d Col 12.10-82
40,577, 1999-1R-FP – PA 13.15-93 d Ade 8.9-57
35,255, 1992-1R-FP – Ade 14.6-90 d Car 7.8-50
34,536, 1998-1R-P – Ess 19.11-125 d Haw 7.10-52
33,639, 2005-1R-Dok – Col 3.12.0.16-115 d Rch 5.9.0.9-108

Largest Docklands Attendances
50,533, 2004-GF-Dok – StK 1.14.0.5-98 d Gee 1.10.0.7-76 - 22pts
43,571, 2003-GF-Dok – Ade 2.13.0.8-104 d Col 1.9.1.7-73 - 31pts
36,481, 2002-GF-Dok – PA 10.11-71 d Rch 9.8-62 - 9pts
33,639, 2005-1R-Dok – Col 3.12.0.16-115 d Rch 5.9.0.9-108 - 7pts
30,472, 2001-G2-M1-Dok – Col 12.14-86 d StK 10.8-68 - 18pts

Monday, February 21, 2005

TSUNAMI VICTIMS REMEMBERED
WORLD VISION BOOSTED BY $57,000

At the opening to the Wizard Cup, officials, players and spectators at all venues observed one minute's silence prior to the start of each match to remember those who lost their lives in the tsunami disaster of Boxing Day.

Major sponsors, Wizard Home Loans, donated $3000 for every nine-point *supergoal* kicked on the weekend – there were 19 recorded. The World Vision charity will benefit by $57,000.

p Please note: Wizard Home Loans extended their donation to the whole series. A total of 34 *supergoals* were kicked across the 15 matches, meaning World Vision benefited by $102,000.

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SCORE CORRECTION – HEAVEN HELP US ...
For the mathematically challenged, Darren O'Shaughnessy has thankfully pointed out the Essendon scoreline failed to accommodate the rushed (three-point) behind conceded by Carlton's Andrew Walker in the second quarter of Sunday's match which resulted in Essendon's half-time score being 0.4.1.2– 29.

May the person who devised the collective presentation of behinds in the scoreline for the Wizard Cup series, as presently described in the media, be conveyed to the nearest psychiatric hospital – they are in desperate need of help. The Wizard Cup scoring system is devised with four components – 9 points, 6 points, 3 points and one point – and should be shown as such.

Essendon's half-time, three-quarter time and final scores have been adjusted in this issue of Footystats.

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ATTENDANCES, FIRST ROUND

33,639 Collingwood v Richmond
38,124 Fremantle v West Coast
10,580 West.B'dogs v Sydney
16,933 Hawthorn v St Kilda
9,486 Brisbane v Melbourne
3,540 Kangaroos v Geelong
23,220 Carlton v Essendon
26,161 Adelaide v Port Adelaide
161,683 Total for 1st Round

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FROM THE ROUND
Since the pre-season *night* series of games started in 1956 ...

<||> Melbourne's 45-points win over Brisbane at Cazaly Oval in Cairns on Saturday night was the third best winning margin, behind only to –

82pts – 22.16-148 v Swan Districts 8.18-88 – 1980-1R-Waverley
60pts – 19.20-134 v Geelong 11.8-74 – 1971-1R-Albert Park
45pts – 3.10.0.11–98 v Brisbane 0.7.1.8–53 – 2004-1R-Cazaly Oval
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In their 71st match of the series, Geelong posted its lowest-ever tally –

29pts – 0.4.0.5–29 v Kangaroos 0.7.0.12–54 – 2004-1R-Manuka Oval
34pts – 4.10-34 v Sydney 6.11-47 – 2001-G1-Marrara Oval
40pts – 5.10-40 v Carlton 14.13-97 – 1997-GF-MCG
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Playing their 100th game of the series, the Kangaroos won for the 61st time.
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Playing their 84th game, the Swans *evened-up* – 42 wins, 42 losses
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Playing their 74th game, St Kilda also *evened-up* – 37 wins, 37 losses

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MWB: NOTES ON THE WIZARD CUP
Martin Windsor-Black notes –
A total of 57 players made their Wizard Cup debuts in the First Round.

Collingwood was the only club NOT to feature a debutant. Brisbane had the most debutants with ten with Sydney not far behind with eight.

Carlton's Karl Norman has made his Wizard Cup debut after playing 23 senior matches.

(Senior matches in brackets), # = rookie

l Adelaide (2) : Nathan Van Berlo (0), Luke Jericho (15)
l Brisbane (10) : Tom Logan (0), Matthew Moody (1), Daniel Merrett (1), Llane Spaanderman (0), Troy Selwood (1), Justin Sherman (0), Cameron Wood (0), Leigh Ryswyk (1), Michael Rischitelli (1), Josh Drummond # (0)
l Carlton (4) : Andrew Walker (15), Eddie Betts (0), Chris Bryan (0), Karl Norman (23)
l Collingwood (nil)
l Essendon (3) : Ricky Dyson (11), Paul Thomas (0), Andrew Lovett # (1)
l Fremantle (1) : Ryan Murphy (2)
l Geelong (2) : Andrew Mackie (13), Matthew Egan (0)
l Hawthorn (5) : Harry Miller (1), Ben Kane (14), Josh Thurgood (0), Jordan Lewis (7), Simon Taylor (0)
l Kangaroos (2) : Michael Firrito (18), Joel Perry (0)
l Melbourne (2) : Lynden Dunn (0), Daniel Bell (3)
l Port Adelaide (3) : James Ezard (0), Jacob Surjan (5), Dale Ellis # (3)
l Richmond (5) : Brett Deledio (0), Shane Tuck (3), Daniel Jackson (6), Adam Pattison (0), Brent Hartigan (19)
l St.Kilda (3) : Sam Fisher (7), Andrew McQualter (0), James Gwilt (0)
l Sydney (8) : Josh Willoughby (1), Sean Dempster (2), Jarred Moore (0), Guy Campbell # (0), Luke Vogels # (0), Heath Grundy # (0), Earl Shaw # (0), Nick Potter # (1)
l West Coast (4) : Beau Waters (10), Daniel McConnell (0), Brett Jones (8), Jaymie Graham # (1)
l Western Bulldogs (3) : Daniel Cross (24), Ryan Griffen (0), Will Minson (5)

It's True: West Coast's Travis Gaspar has played 26 senior matches without playing a single Wizard Cup match

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In an exciting finish, Collingwood fought back to snatch a seven-point win over Richmond in Friday night's opener to the Wizard Cup series in front of 33,639 at Docklands Stadium. The Magpies looked gone when they trailed by 25 points at the nine minute mark of the final term but inspired by TRISTEN WALKER and ANDREW WILLIAMS they finished all over the Tigers.

Collingwood fielded a strong line-up. Their only inclusion was the ex-Eagle CHAD MORRISON of 148 games experience. Richmond with six newcomers gave top draft picks RICHARD TAMBLING and BRETT DELEDIO their debuts – it was noted that while Tambling was electrifying with one surging run through the middle, Deledio struggled with the pace of the game, but finished with 13 touches and kicked one goal.

Both sides produced a top display of fitness and skill, with the premiership season still a month away. Though Richmond failed to get the win – they ended last year with 14 defeats – their fans can take a lot home from this game
2005 WIZARD CUP – WEEK 1, GAME 1
Collingwood v Richmond
Friday (n), February 18, 2005
Docklands, 7.40pm AEDT, crowd: 33,639
Ground conditions: Very good, Roof open
Weather: 23C, cloudy
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
COL 1.1.0.4 – 19 1.5.0.10 – 49 1.8.0.11 – 68 3.12.0.16 – 115
RCH 1.3.0.4 – 31 2.3.0.6 – 42 4.6.0.6 – 78 5.9.0.9 – 108
Goals: Collingwood: 9pts: Ryan Lonie, Anthony Rocca, Andrew Williams. 6pts: Chris Tarrant 2, Anthony Rocca 2, Tristen Walker 2, Julian Rowe, Richard Cole, Scott Burns, Cameron Cloke, David King, Josh Fraser. Richmond: 9pts: Nathan Brown, Thomas Roach, Trent Knobel, Richard Tambling, Shane Tuck. 6pts: Troy Simmonds 2, Richard Tambling, Brett Deledio, Matthew Richardson, David Rodan, Wayne Campbell, Chris Newman, Andrew Krakouer.
Best: Collingwood: James Clement, Chris Tarrant, Leon Davis, Ryan Lonie, Tristan Walker, Andrew Williams. Richmond: Chris Newman, Chris Hyde, Joel Bowden, Richard Tambling, Kane Johnson.
Umpires: Michael Vozzo, Shane McInerney, Simon Meredith, Troy Pannell.

 

Local rivalry brought a good crowd of 38,124 to Subiaco Oval in fine and warm conditions on Friday night – and they got their money's worth. The lead changed five times in the first half, and only a seven-point margin was between the Eagles and Dockers at the finish.

While the match never reached great heights, it lacked nothing for much of the contest. West Coast won because it used the ball more efficiently. STEVE BUTLER noted in The West Australian that Fremantle lifted its defensive intensity after the long break, but three consecutive goals by makeshift Eagles forward BEAU WATERS broke the game open. The big positive for the Dockers was MATTHEW PAVLICH's performance at centre half-forward. He was effective against BRENT STAKER, ADAM HUNTER and to a lesser extent DARREN GLASS and will be a measuring stick for Fremantle's success this season.

CHRIS JUDD was his usual classy self in the middle, with West Coast teammate CHAD FLETCHER again racking up the stats. Eagle youngsters DANIEL McCONNELL and ASH HANSEN also got a lot of the ball.
2005 WIZARD CUP – WEEK 1, GAME 2
Fremantle v West Coast
Friday (n), February 18, 2005
Subiaco Oval, 10.40pm AEDT, crowd: 38,124
Ground conditions: Very good
Weather: 25C, clear
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
FRE 0.3.0.2 – 20 0.6.0.3 – 39 0.7.0.4 – 46 0.11.0.7 – 73
WCE 0.3.0.1 – 19 0.7.0.2 – 44 0.11.0.5 – 71 0.12-0.8 – 80
Goals: West Coast: 6pts: Quinten Lynch 3, Beau Waters 3, Ashley Sampi 2, Michael Braun, Andrew Embley, Adam Hunter, Mark Seaby. Fremantle: 6pts: Jeff Farmer 2, Matthew Pavlich 2, Josh Carr, Antoni Grover, Paul Medhurst, Luke Webster, Ryan Murphy, Des Headland.
Best: West Coast: Chad Fletcher, Dean Cox, Chris Judd, Beau Waters, Daniel Chick, Ashley Sampi. Fremantle: Matthew Pavlich, Josh Carr, James Walker, Shaun Parker.
Umpires: Martin Ellis, Dean Margetts, Adam Davis, Matt Stevic.

 

The Western Bulldogs showed a lot of promise on Saturday afternoon at Docklands. While Sydney played without more than a dozen of their senior squad, the Doggies had impact players such as ADAM COONEY, WILL MINSON and LINDSAY GILBEE to cause the difference at the final siren. Gilbee finished with 23 touches, while DANIEL GIANSIRACUSA, RYAN HARGRAVE and JORDAN McMAHON added a further 58 between them.

The Swans were competitive in the first half when rookies LUKE VOGELS and GUY CAMPBELL booted the opening goals. Others to show promise for Sydney were JOSH WILLOUGHBY, the club's first draft pick JARRED MOORE (Dandenong) and the still developing LEWIS ROBERTS-THOMSON who played well at centre half-back against DANIEL BANDY – ADAM SCHNEIDER also gave hope he may be finding his good form again.

Minson did well for the Bulldogs at centre clearances while Sydney's newest ruckman DARREN JOLLY (ex-Melbourne) fumbled several times, but added a goal and four possessions to his 14 hitouts against Minson and LUKE DARCY. Unfortunately, the youth-led Bulldogs didn't last and once again it was left to veteran BRAD JOHNSON to seal a victory as the inexperienced young Swans mounted a late charge. However they failed by 20 points.
2005 WIZARD CUP – WEEK 1, GAME 3
Western Bulldogs v Sydney
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Docklands, 2.40pm AEDT, crowd: 10,580
Ground conditions: Excellent, Roof: open
Weather: 18C, cloudy
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
WB 0.1.1.4 – 13 0.5.1.6 – 39 1.9.2.8 – 77 1.11.2.9 – 90
SYD 0.2.0.0 – 12 0.5.0.0 – 30 0.8.0.1 – 49 0.11.0.4 – 70
Goals: West.B'dogs: 9pts: Robert Murphy. 6pts: Brad Johnson 3, Cameron Faulkner 2, Adam Cooney, Matthew Boyd, Mitchell Hahn, Rohan Smith, Patrick Bowden, Ryan Griffen. Sydney: Luke Vogels 2, Matthew Nicks, Craig Bolton, Jarrad McVeigh, Brett Kirk, Ryan O'Keefe, Amon Buchanan, Guy Campbell, Jarred Moore, Darren Jolly.
Best: West.B'dogs: Luke Gilbee, Brad Johnson, Daniel Giansiracusa, Adam Cooney, Robert Murphy, Jordan McMahon. Sydney: Jude Bolton, Matthew Nicks, Heath James, Jarrad McVeigh, Ryan O'Keefe.
Umpires: Scott McLaren, Darren Goldspink, Mark Fussell, Luke Farmer.

 

Reigning Wizard champs St Kilda outlasted Hawthorn by nine points on Saturday night at Docklands. The rebuilding Hawks seemed to be fighting out of their class when they trailed by 39 points midway through the second quarter and looked on the way to a belting.

From then, KEN PIESSE noted for the Sunday Herald Sun, Hawthorn ran, chased and took risks. The signs were everywhere – BEN DIXON had the spark of three seasons ago, JOHN BARKER was leaping freely, and ANGELO LEKKAS was urgent in defence and on the ball. Most importantly, across the ground a host of runners ran until they dropped.

SAM MITCHELL, NATHAN LONIE and LUKE HODGE finally looked like a midfield trio that might trouble some sides. The Hawks made one heck of a fight back to get within one point in the last quarter. However, the steadiness of new St Kilda captain NICK RIEWOLDT produced a defining goal in the last quarter for his side to hold on. In what was, after all, only a pre-season match, St Kilda can feel justified in their confidence for players such as a bulkier BRENDAN GODDARD who got 21 touches, of JUSTIN KOSCHITZKE, whose injuries can be all behind him, and the potential of imports MARK McGOUGH (from Collingwood) and AARON FIORA (ex-Richmond). The match was a genuine crowd-pleaser.
2005 WIZARD CUP – WEEK 1, GAME 4
Hawthorn v St Kilda
Saturday (n), February 19, 2005
Docklands, 6.10pm AEDT, crowd: 16,933
Ground conditions: Very good, Roof: open
Weather: 20C, some cloud
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
HAW 0.1.0.2 – 8 1.4.0.4 – 37 1.8.0.5 – 62 1.8.0.9 – 66
STK 0.3.0.5 – 23 1.6.0.9 – 54 1.7.0.14 – 65 1.8.0.18 – 75
Goals: St Kilda: 9pts: Aaron Fiora. 6pts: Nick Riewoldt 3, Stephen Milne 2, Luke Ball, Sam Fisher, Brett Voss. Hawthorn: 9pts: Chance Bateman. 6pts: Ben Dixon 4, Mark Williams, John Barker, Nathan Lonie.
Best: St Kilda: Brendon Goddard, Aaron Fiora, Lenny Hayes, Nick Riewoldt, Justin Peckett. Hawthorn: Ben Dixon, John Barker, Luke Hodge, Sam Mitchell.
Umpires: Scott McBurney, Shaun Ryan, Damien Sully, Matt Lee-Archer.
Reports:
l ALLAN MURRAY (StK) reported for engaging in rough play against JOSH THURGOOD (Haw) in the first quarter. This charge was withdrawn on Monday and deemed not to be a report by the Match Review Panel.
l SAM MITCHELL (Haw) reported for striking LUKE BALL (Haw) in the first quarter. Mitchell accepted guilt and the Match Review Panel (MRP) option of a one-match suspension.

 

Melbourne comprehensively thrashed an under-strength Brisbane by 45 points in steamy Saturday night conditions at Cazaly Oval in Cairns – the crowd was 9,486. The climate enabled both sides to increase their bench to an eight-man interchange with players constantly on the move and the off-field refrigerated "cool room" used regularly.

Not even Brisbane's experienced defensive unit of JUSTIN LEPPITSCH, CHRIS JOHNSON, MAL MICHAEL and CHRIS SCOTT could stop the Demons. The Lions, missing half of their grand final team including Voss, Akermanis, Black and Lappin, were always going to struggle. But the likes of LLANE SPAADERMAN, TROY SELWOOD, CAMERON WOOD and TOM LOGAN battled hard against their bigger and more experienced opponents. One of the more interesting aspects of the match was the difficulty Melbourne ruckman JEFF WHITE faced with the limitations of the 10-metre circle for centre bounces – he was penalised several times. Wood, rucking for the Lions, used his 9cm advantage to get over the top of a slightly out-of-sorts White.

In the early stages, the crispness of passing and possession worked well for the Lions, but they had no answer to two enormous nine-pointers by PAUL WHEATLEY and another from CAMERON BRUCE.  Wheatley's second *supergoal* midway through the third term secured the win for the Demons who extended their lead to 52 points by three-quarter time. Two-time premiership winner DANIEL BRADSHAW showed why is likely to become Brisbane's permanent forward focus, with the two opening goals of the last quarter. Even so, the Demons were home and hosed.
2005 WIZARD CUP – WEEK 1, GAME 5
Brisbane Lions v Melbourne
Saturday (n), February 19, 2005
Cazaly Oval, Cairns, 8.40pm AEDT, crowd: 9,486
Ground conditions: Excellent
Weather: Hot and humid, 29C
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
BRI 0.0.0.2 – 2 0.3.0.4 – 22 0.5.0.6 – 36 0.7.1.8 – 53
MEL 1.0.0.3 – 12 2.5.0.5 – 53 3.9.0.7 – 88 3.10.0.11 – 98
Goals: Melbourne: 9pts: Paul Wheatley 2 Cameron Bruce. 6pts: Russell Robertson 4, Brock McLean 2, Adem Yze 2, David Neitz, Cameron Bruce. Brisbane: 6pts:  Daniel Bradshaw 3, Michael Rischitelli, Llane Spaanderman, Luke Power, Anthony Corrie.
Best: Melbourne:
Matthew Whelan, Clint Bizzell, Brad Green, Cameron Bruce. Russell Robertson, Nathan Brown. Brisbane: Anthony Corrie, Luke Power, Daniel Bradshaw, Mal Michael, Chris Johnson.
Umpires:
Darren Morris, Scott Jeffery, Justin Schmitt, Jason Quigley.

 

Manuka Oval in Canberra was drenched by rain on Sunday afternoon with only a bare 3,540 passing through the gate as thunder and lightning promised more of the same. The Kangaroos adapted much better than Geelong to the waterlogged conditions but goals were at a premium in the first half when only three were scored.

SCOTT SPITS reported for Sportal: BRENT HARVEY led from the front in the opening term, continuously putting his body on the line for the Kangas, displaying his good ball handling skills in the tough conditions. He had 12 possessions for the first quarter to be easily the best player on the ground. The Roos were dominant, entering their forward 50 on 17 occasions, compared to eight times for the Cats.

Geelong was still in the match midway through the final quarter but three late goals by the Kangaroos blew the gap out to 25 points. For all of the battle the stats for Geelong were not a pretty sight – BRAD OTTENS one mark, KENT KINGSLEY none, HENRY PLAYFAIR two. DEAN LAIDLEY on the other hand had much to be pleased with. Former Hawk NATHAN THOMPSON slotted into the Kangas forward line, Harvey's two goals got the side going, and the likes of ADAM SIMPSON, SHANNON GRANT and DANIEL HARRIS played well, as usual.
2005 WIZARD CUP – WEEK 1, GAME 6
Kangaroos v Geelong
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Manuka Oval, 2.40pm AEDT, crowd: 3,540
Ground conditions: Wet
Weather: 17C, heavy rain
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
KAN 0.2.0.4 – 16 0.2.0.5 – 17 0.4.0.8 – 32 0.7.0.12 – 54
GEE 0.0.0.3 – 3 0.1.0.3 – 9 0.3.0.3 – 21 0.4.0.5 – 29
Goals: 6pts: Kangaroos: Brent Harvey 2, Daniel Motlop 2, Corey Jones, Nathan Thompson. Geelong: Joshua Hunt, Gary Ablett, Cameron Mooney, Henry Playfair.
Best: Kangaroos: Brent Harvey, Adam Simpson, Shannon Grant, Daniel Wells, Michael Stevens, Brady Rawlings. Geelong: Matthew Scarlett, Joshua Hunt, Gary Ablett, Cameron Ling, David Wojcinski.
Umpires: Michael Avon, Kieron Nicholls, Mark Fraser.

 

Four goals and a best-afield display from a fit and firing LANCE WHITNALL and a dynamic debut from ex-Eagle CALLUM CHAMBERS were the highlights of Carlton's impressive 37-point win over an undermanned Essendon in the early Sunday night clash at Docklands.

Full-forward BRENDAN FEVOLA, although he went goalless himself, was busy throughout and set up a couple of goals for teammates through pinpoint passes. The Bombers were without six of their first-choice players, including captain JAMES HIRD and full-forward MATTHEW LLOYD, and Carlton dominated the whole match except for the start of the second term when Essendon hit the front.

Whitnall had stats Blues' fans have been dreaming about for years – four goals, 15 marks and 24 disposals. Chambers, who collected 14 possessions, kicked two nine-pointers in his first game after being traded from West Coast. Stand-in captain SCOTT LUCAS was Essendon's best with one nine-pointer and three regular goals. There were good signs for the Dons from youngsters PAUL THOMAS and ANDREW LOVETT, but JAYSON LAYCOCK failed to live up to pre-season hype when he was thrown forward.
2005 WIZARD CUP – WEEK 1, GAME 7
Carlton v Essendon
Sunday (n), February 20, 2005
Docklands, 5.10pm AEDT, crowd: 23,220
Ground conditions: Good, Roof: open
Weather: 20C, mild
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
CAR 0.2.0.4 – 16 1.4.0.6 – 39 2.9.0.8 – 80 2.13.0.11 – 107
ESS 0.1.0.2 – 8 0.4.1.2 – 29 0.5.1.5 – 38 2.7.1.7 – 70
Goals: Carlton: 9pts Callum Chambers 2. 6pts: Lance Whitnall 4, Scott Camporeale 2, Eddie Betts 2, Trent Sporn, Callum Chambers, Anthony Koutoufides, Matthew Lappin, Jarrad Waite. Essendon: 9pts: Scott Lucas, Marc Bullen. 6pts: Scott Lucas 3, Brent Stanton, Andrew Lovett, Justin Murphy, Nathan Lovett-Murray.
Best: Carlton:
Lance Whitnall, Ryan Houlihan, Matthew Lappin, Nick Stevens, David Teague, Callum Chambers, Barnaby French. Essendon: Scott Lucas, Adam McPhee, Damien Peverill, Paul Thomas, Andrew Welsh, Ricky Dyson.
Umpires:
Chris Donlon, Stuart Wenn, Matthew Head.
Report: SCOTT CAMPOREALE (Car) reported for striking ANDREW WELSH (Ess) in the first quarter. The charge was ratified by the MRP. Camporeale accepted guilt and the MRP option of a one-match suspension.

 

Port and the Crows were willing participants of Sunday night's clash at Football Park after a fine and sunny day. Showing there is no room for neighbourly love, there was plenty of pushing and shoving going on after Port's BYRON PICKETT received a booking for rough conduct on JAMES BEGLEY in the last quarter.

After two separate knee reconstructions over the past two years, Port's JOSH FRANCOU made a triumphant return to football. While playing a little more than half the game, Francou gathered 20 possessions and used the majority with telling effect. It was Francou's first official AFL match since round 1 in 2003. Port's STUART DEW also had a huge impact on the result. Dew, cruising across halfback instead of his customary attacking position, finished with a team-high 24 disposals, 12 kicks and 12 handpasses – only Adelaide's ANDREW McLEOD (25) had more.

Among others to show out was Adelaide's MARK STEVENS who missed most of last season with a knee injury – he kicked three goals in his comeback and teamed well with IAN PERRIE in the Crows forward zone.
2005 WIZARD CUP – WEEK 1, GAME 8
Adelaide v Port Adelaide
Sunday (n), February 20, 2005
Football Park, 7.40pm AEDT, crowd: 26,161
Ground conditions: Excellent
Weather: 22C, fine and sunny
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
ADE 1.2.0.2 – 23 1.4.0.2 – 35 1.6.0.6 – 51 1.7.0.9 – 60
PA 0.4.0.1 – 25 0.8.0.6 – 54 0.9.0.7 – 61 0.11.0.9 – 75
Goals: Port: 6pts: Gavin Wanganeen 2, Kane Cornes 2, Byron Pickett 2, Toby Thurstans, Warren Tredrea, Josh Mahoney, James Ezard, Stuart Cochrane. Adelaide: 9 pts: Rhett Biglands. 6pts: Mark Stevens 3, Ian Perrie, 2 Hayden Skipworth, Ben Hudson.
Best: Port:
Stuart Dew, Josh Francou, Jacob Surjan, Gavin Wanganeen, Byron Pickett, Adam Kingsley. Adelaide: Andrew McLeod, Brett Burton, Mark Stevens, Ben Hudson, Michael Doughty.
Umpires:
Brett Allen, Derek Woodcock, Tony Dey, Chris Carey.
Reports:
l The Match Review Panel cited BYRON PICKETT (PA) for engaging in rough conduct on JAMES BEGLEY (Ade) in the fourth quarter. Before the Tribunal Pickett pleaded guilty to the charge of rough play. The Tribunal handed down a 660-point penalty, resulting in a six-week suspension and a 60-point carry over for his next offence. Port Adelaide appealed. The Appeal Board on March 2 sustained the findings of the Tribunal.
l The MRP cited BRETT MONTGOMERY (PA) for striking BRETT BURTON (Ade) in the fourth quarter. Montgomery accepted guilt and the MRP option of a one-match suspension.


WIZARD CUP 2005, WEEK TWO, Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26-27
Friday (Match #9)
York Park (n)
7.40pm AEDT
Saturday (Match #10)
Docklands (n)
7.40pm AEDT
Saturday (Match #11)
Marrara Oval, Darwin (n)
9.40pm AEDT
Sunday (Match #12)
Docklands (n)
5.10pm AEDT
St Kilda
1.9.1.8 – 74
Western Bulldogs
2.10.0.7 – 85
Kangaroos
1.15.1.18 – 120

Port Adelaide
2.9.0.4 – 76
West Coast
1.14.1.10 – 106

Collingwood
1.7.0.4 – 55
Melbourne
1.12.0.16 – 97
Carlton
1.15.0.8 – 107


WIZARD CUP, QUARTER FINALS
Friday-Saturday-Sunday, February 25-26-27

Saturday, February 26

Wizard Home Loans Cup
Bulldogs upset St Kilda


The Western Bulldogs eliminated St Kilda from the Wizard Cup with an 11 point win in fine conditions under lights at York Park in Launceston on Friday night – the attendance was 12,948.

The Bulldogs playing in their striking Australian ochre strip, started to show their new style in the quarter-final under coach Rodney Eade with improved system and ball movement.

Though trailing early, St Kilda kept in touch and hit the front at nine minutes into the third quarter during which the lead changed twice as the Doggies regained the advantage at the final change through a nine-pointer on the siren from Farren Ray.

The Saints continued to press in the last quarter but goals to Cameron Faulkner and Adam Cooney gained the tight win for the Bulldogs.

Of concern to St Kilda is the injury suffered by Max Hudghton in a first quarter clash with Chris Grant – Hudghton running back with the flight of the ball collided with Grant. The match was delayed for some five minutes as Hudghton was taken from the ground in a neck brace on the mobile stretcher.

Chip Le Grand noted in The Australian: Having gone into this game without regular key position defenders Matt Maguire and Luke Penny, St Kilda were a tall short with Hudghton and faced a tall order without him.

Hudghton was cleared of any serious damage at Launceston Hospital on Friday night and flew back to Melbourne with his teammates on Saturday.

The Bulldogs advance to the Wizard Cup semi-finals. St Kilda are relegated to the practice match circuit of the Wizard Regional Challenge series.

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Sunday, February 27

Wizard Home Loans Cup
Eagles thump the Magpies
Roos run away from Port

West Coast and the Kangaroos won their way through to the semi-finals of the Wizard Cup with solid victories against Collingwood and Port Adelaide respectively in matches on Saturday night.

The Eagles, thumped a deficient Collingwood by 51 points in extreme conditions of heat and humidity at Marrara Oval in Darwin where players had to contend with trying to control the slippery ball.

The Kangaroos were easy victors over Port Adelaide at Docklands. Ending the third quarter with three goals, the Roos then hit a purple patch in the last quarter and raced away with another five majors to win by 44 points.

West Coast have won a home semi-final and will play the Kangaroos at Subiaco Oval on Friday night. The Western Bulldogs will take on the victor of tonight's game at Docklands between Melbourne and Carlton.

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Monday, February 28

Wizard Home Loans Cup
Blues home over Demons


In a thrilling finish at Docklands on Sunday night, Carlton held on to defeat Melbourne by 10 points to advance to the semi-finals of the Wizard Cup next weekend.

Accuracy in from of goals was a keynote to the Blues' victory with Lance Whitnall and Brendan Fevola both kicking four goals. Whitnall was best afield, with Fevola not far behind, although a report for rough conduct on Melbourne's Brad Green in the third quarter somewhat soured his performance.

Sportal reported that although Carlton with a three-quarter time lead of 31 points looked set to hold on for a comfortable victory, Melbourne bounced back strongly with five goals to one in the opening 16 minutes of the last quarter, including two from Russell Robertson.

During that period, both sides recorded their first nine-pointer for the match. Callum Chambers kicked one for Carlton, while Brent Moloney added the Demons' single *supergoal* which narrowed the margin to just four points.

But goals by Cory McGrath and Simon Wiggins ended Melbourne's comeback and gave the Blues a 10-point win.

In the Wizard Cup semi's, West Coast will play the Kangaroos on Friday night at Subiaco Oval and the Western Bulldogs will meet Carlton on Saturday night at Docklands.

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ATTENDANCES, WEEK 2, QUARTER FINALS

12,948 St Kilda v West.B'dogs
10,032 Kangaroos v Port Adelaide
10,780 West Coast v Collingwood
17,249 Melbourne v Carlton
51,009 Total, QF's
161,683 1st Round (Feb 18-19-20)
212,692 2005 series, progressive

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Thursday, March 3

Martin Windsor-Black
OBSERVATIONS ON WIZARD CUP

According to the Wizard Cup rules, the team which has kicked the most number of goals in the lead up will host the final.

Current standings ...
n 31 Carlton
n 27 West Coast
n 24 Western Bulldogs
n 23 Kangaroos

Naturally if West Coast lose, the final will be at the Docklands, so it will depend on whether West Coast will finish with more goals than Carlton or the Bulldogs.

I wonder what the rule is if both teams finish on the same number of goals!!?? – (one half at Subi and the other at the Docklands?).

If it went to percentage, West Coast are on 145.31 per cent, Carlton 128.14% and Western Bulldogs 121.53% – as an irrelevance, Kangaroos are 165.71%.

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The Western Bulldogs eliminated St Kilda from the Wizard Cup with an 11 point win in fine conditions under lights at York Park in Launceston on Friday night – the attendance was 12,948.

The Bulldogs playing in their striking Australian ochre strip, started to show their new style in the quarter-final under coach Rodney Eade with improved system and ball movement. Though trailing early, St Kilda kept in touch and hit the front at nine minutes into the third quarter during which the lead changed twice as the Doggies regained the advantage at the final change through a nine-pointer on the siren from Farren Ray. The Saints continued to press in the last quarter but goals to Cameron Faulkner and Adam Cooney gained the tight win for the Bulldogs.

St Kilda were concerned to the injury suffered by Max Hudghton in a first quarter clash with Chris Grant – Hudghton running back with the flight of the ball collided with Grant. The match was delayed for some five minutes as Hudghton was taken from the ground in a neck brace on the mobile stretcher. However, Hudghton was cleared of any serious damage at Launceston Hospital on Friday night and flew back to Melbourne with his teammates on Saturday.

The Bulldogs looked solid with Matthew Boyd, Cooney, Faulkner and Mitch Hahn turning in good games, while Robert Murphy kept a tight rein on Stephen Milne.
2005 WIZARD CUP – QUARTER-FINAL, MATCH 9
St Kilda v Western Bulldogs
Friday (n), February 25, 2005
York Park, 7.40pm AEDT, crowd: 12,948
Ground conditions: Excellent
Weather: 13C at start, following fair day
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
STK 0.2.0.2 – 14 1.2.0.6 – 27 1.6.1.6 – 54 1.9.1.8 – 74
WB 1.3.0.1 – 28 1.4.0.4 – 37 2.6.0.5 – 59 2.10.0.7 – 85
Goals: West.B'dogs: 9pts: Matthew Boyd, Farren Ray. 6pts: Daniel Giansiracusa 3, Cameron Faulkner 2, Adam Cooney 2, Rohan Smith, Brad Johnson, Farren Ray. St Kilda: 9pts: Lenny Hayes. 6pts: Nick Riewoldt 2, Aaron Hamill 2, Aaron Fiora 2, James Gwilt, Robert Harvey, Stephen Milne.
Best: West.B'dogs: Daniel Giansiracusa, Mitch Hahn, Matthew Boyd, Robert Murphy, Brad Johnson, Scott West. St Kilda: Lenny Hayes, Hayes, Aaron Hamill, Aaron Fiora, Nick Riewoldt, Austinn Jones.
Umpires: Kieron Nicholls, Darren Goldspink, Shaun Ryan, Stephen McBurney.
Report: The MRP cited ROHAN SMITH (WB) for striking TROY SCHWARZ (StK) during the third quarter. Smith chose to appear before the Tribunal where he pleaded guilty. His previous record was considered by the jury and he drew a one-match suspension.

 

The Kangaroos dominated most of the match against Port Adelaide on Saturday night at Docklands, with SHANNON GRANT in sparkling form through the midfield. The Roos broke away in the third quarter, and were 18 points up at the final break after kicking the last three goals of the term. With another five goals to one in the run home, the Kangas were comfortable victors by 44 points.

Corey Jones
(four goals), Grant and Daniel Motlop (three goals) had top games for the Kangas while Adam Simpson was in his usual prolific form and Troy Makepeace gave them plenty of drive out of defence. Few of the Port rookies made a great impression, with the team best served by Josh Mahoney (a nine-pointer and one goal) and Toby Thurstans (three goals) up forward, with Gavin Wanganeen and Chad Cornes doing well in defence.

The rough end of defeat for Port came with a head wound to Damon White, a knee injury suffered by Steven Salopek and a broken nose for Darryl Wakelin. And subject to his appeal due on Wednesday, the loss will mean that the Power will miss Byron Pickett for the first five matches of the premiership season.
2005 WIZARD CUP – QUARTER-FINAL, MATCH 10
Kangaroos v Port Adelaide
Saturday (n), February 26, 2005
Docklands, 7.40pm AEDT, crowd: 10,032
Ground conditions: Excellent, Roof open
Weather: 20C at start, following fine day
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
KAN 1.4.1.2 – 38 1.6.1.8 – 56 1.10.1.9 – 81 1.15.1.18 – 120
PA 0.6.0.0 – 36 1.8.0.2 – 59 2.8.0.3 – 69 2.9.0.4 – 76
Goals: Kangaroos: 9pts: Daniel Wells. 6pts: Corey Jones 4, Daniel Motlop 3, Shannon Grant 3, Troy Makepeace, Brent Harvey, Saverio Rocca, David Hale, Drew Petrie. Port: 9pts: Josh Mahoney, Stuart Dew. 6pts: Tony Thurstans 3, Warren Tredrea 2, Gavin Wanganeen, Josh Mahoney, Damon White, Ben Eckermann.
Best: Kangaroos: Daniel Wells, Shannon Grant, Daniel Motlop, Corey Jones, Adam Simpson, Daniel Harris. Port: Chad Cornes, Toby Thurstans, Josh Mahoney, Damon White, Ben Eckermann.
Umpires: Brett Allen Matthew Head, Justin Schmitt, Scott Jeffrey.

 

In Darwin's extreme conditions of heat, humidity, thunder and wind, West Coast were too efficient for Collingwood at Marrara Oval on Saturday night. The highlight of the match was the strong return by MICHAEL GARDINER, the leading ruckman for the Eagles after missing most of last year for a knee reconstruction – it was his first outing since Round 3 last season. Both sides were without their captains (Cousins, West Coast and Buckley, Collingwood) but the Magpies were behind all night and watched the margin steadily blow out to 51 points at the final siren.

While Chris Judd was held in check by the disciplined Rhyce Shaw, the Eagles received a great game from Ashley Sampi who blazed the Marrara grass with two first-quarter goals and a nine-pointer in the second term. His pace and slick ball movement was too much for the Magpies. Collingwood held its own in general play in the third quarter but it was a rare glimmer. Anthony Rocca (acting captain for the Pies) kicked three goals, but his side struggled in the slippery conditions – exceptions being the super-fit Paul Licuria and 19-year-old winger Julian Rowe. Chad Morrison was excellent against his former side and showed he will be a fine addition to the Magpies. Acting West Coast captain Andrew Embley was best afield with 32 touches.
2005 WIZARD CUP – QUARTER-FINAL, MATCH 11
West Coast v Collingwood
Saturday (n), February 26, 2005
Marrara Oval, Darwin, 9.40pm AEDT, crowd: 10,780
Ground conditions: Very good; ball slippery from humidity
Weather: 33C at start; hot and humid
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
WCE 0.3.0.2 – 20 1.7.1.5 – 59 1.9.1.9 – 75 1.14.1.10 – 106
COL 0.1.0.2 – 8 1.2.0.3 – 24 1.4.0.4 – 37 1.7.0.4 – 55
Goals: West Coast: 9pts: Ashley Sampi. 6pts: Ashley Sampi 2, Rowan Jones 2, Andrew Embley, Michael Embley, Jeremy Humm, Chris Judd, Daniel Kerr, Quinten Lynch, Mitch Morton, Mark Seaby, Beau Waters. Collingwood: 9pts: Ryan Lonie. 6pts: Anthony Rocca 3, Andrew Williams 2, Richard Cole, Brodie Holland.
Best: West Coast: Andrew Embley, Ashley Sampi, Daniel Kerr, David Wirrpunda, Michael Gardiner, Josh Wooden. Collingwood: Chad Morrison, Anthony Rocca, Rhyce Shaw, Julian Rowe, Paul Licuria.
Umpires: Scott McLaren, Stuart Wenn, Derek Woodcock, Shane McInerney.

 

In a thrilling finish at Docklands on Sunday night, Carlton held on to defeat Melbourne by 10 points to advance to the Wizard Cup semi-finals .

Accuracy in from of goals was a keynote to the Blues' victory with Lance Whitnall and Brendan Fevola both kicking four goals. Whitnall was best afield, with Fevola not far behind, although a report for rough conduct on Melbourne's Brad Green in the third quarter somewhat soured his performance. Sportal reported that although Carlton with a three-quarter time lead of 31 points looked set to hold on for a comfortable victory, Melbourne bounced back strongly with five goals to one in the opening 16 minutes of the last quarter, including two from Russell Robertson.

During that period, both sides recorded their first nine-pointer for the match. Callum Chambers kicked one for Carlton, while Brent Moloney added the Demons' single *supergoal* which narrowed the margin to just four points. But goals by Cory McGrath and Simon Wiggins ended Melbourne's comeback and gave the Blues a 10-point win.
2005 WIZARD CUP – QUARTER-FINAL, MATCH 12
Melbourne v Carlton
Sunday (n), February 27, 2005
Docklands, 5.10pm AEDT, crowd: 17,249
Ground conditions: Good; Roof open
Weather: 21C, fine
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
MEL 0.2.0.5 – 17 0.5.0.8 – 38 0.7.0.13 – 55 1.12.0.16 – 97
CAR 0.5.0.2 – 32 0.9.0.5 – 59 0.13.0.8 – 86 1.15.0.8 – 107
Goals: Carlton: 9pts: Callum Chambers. 6pts: Brendan Fevola 4, Lance Whitnall 4, Corey McGrath 2, Callum Chambers 2, Eddie Betts, Justin Davies, Simon Wiggins. Melbourne: 9pts: Brent Moloney. 6pts: Russell Robertson 6, Ryan Ferguson, Brad Green, Chris Heffernan, Paul Johnson, Brent Moloney, Adem Yze.
Best: Carlton: Lance Whitnall, Brendan Fevola, Nick Stevens, Ryan Houlihan, Callum Chambers, Matthew Lappin. Melbourne: James McDonald, Russell Robertson, Brock McLean, Brent Moloney, Clint Bizzell.
Umpires: Michael Vozzo, Adam Davis, Simon Meredith, Martin Ellis.
Report: BRENDAN FEVOLA (Car) for rough conduct on BRAD GREEN (Mel) in the third quarter. This charge was withdrawn on Monday when deemed not to be a reportable offence by the Review Panel.

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Wizard Cup 2005 (Week 2)
Regional Challenge series
Saturday, February 26

p On a warm, still afternoon, both sides struggled in the first half, then Freo with a change of its midfield structure at the long break put on a withering burst of three goals in five minutes and seven for the third quarter. Hawthorn lost John Barker with a hamstring early, while the Dockers lost two – Ryan Murphy (rolled ankle) and Shaun McManus (strained ankle) – Freo by 64 points ....
Fremantle 14.12-96 (Pavlich 4, Medhurst 2, Sandilands 2) best, J.Carr, Medhurst, Longmuir, Hawthorn 4.8-32 (4 singles) best, Croad, Mitchell, Clarke – Saturday at Arena Joondalup: 10,127.
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p Geelong's Brad Ottens starred with four goals in a last term fight-back from which Adelaide just survived. Before that, the Crows were well in control and the Cats looked gone. Plenty of Crows – Schuback, Rutten, Van Berlo, Hentschel and Hudson – showed promise while James Kelly made a successful comeback from his knee injury ... Adelaide by two points ...
Adelaide
12.16-88 (Schuback 3, Ricciuto 2, Hentschel 2) best, Ricciuto, Torney, Reilly, Geelong 13.8.86 (Ottens 4, Bartel 2, Chapman 2, Ling 2) best, Mooney, Hunt, Ling – Saturday at Centenary Oval, Port Lincoln: 7,662.
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p The Bombers experimented; the Tigers kicked lots of goals, and led by 15 goals at one stage. Main casualty was the right knee damage suffered by Richmond's David Rodan which will require a reconstruction. Brent Stanton kicked a couple of beaut goals as the Dons tested their youngsters ... Richmond by 72 points ...
Richmond
20.18-138 (Richardson 4, Brown 3) best, Tuck, Chaffey, Johnson, Essendon 10.6-66 Stanton 4, Monfries 2) best, Stanton, Haynes, Thomas – Saturday at Morwell: 10,127.
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p Barely 2000 fans turned out at Homebush as the Lions won comfortably by 56 points over a less than committed Sydney outfit which will draw harsh questions from coach Paul Roos. Brisbane were pleased that promising forward Daniel Merrett hit the target with three goals, while Daniel Bradshaw was also a strong forward presence ...
Brisbane
12.17-89 (Merrett 3, Power 2) best, Hadley, Power, Merrett, Sydney 4.9-33 (4 singles) best, Roberts-Thomson, Hall, Maxfield – Saturday at Stadium Australia, Homebush: 2,200.


WIZARD CUP 2005, SEMI-FINALS, WEEK THREE, Friday-Saturday, March 4-5

Friday (Match #13)

Saturday (Match #14)

West Coast 2.15.0.12–120 v Kangaroos 0.5.0.10–40
at Subiaco Oval, 9.40pm AEDT

Western Bulldogs 1.11.0.7–82 v Carlton 0.21.0.7–133
at Docklands, 7.40pm AEDT



WIZARD CUP, SEMI-FINALS
Friday-Saturday, March 4-5

Saturday, March 5

Wizard Home Loans Cup
Eagles pummel the Kangas
West Coast goal count is 44


West Coast: 2.15.0.12 – 120
Kangaroos: 0.5.0.10 – 40

West Coast were complete victors over the Kangaroos in the Wizard Cup semi-final played in fine and warm conditions on Friday night at Subiaco Oval in front of an admiring crowd of 25,059.

The goal-feast of their 80-point win gives the Eagles the front position to host the Wizard Cup Grand Final in Perth next Saturday night.

Going into the other semi-final to be played tonight at Docklands, West Coast with 44 goals for the series lead Carlton (by 13) and the Western Bulldogs (by 20) – the team kicking the greatest amount of goals will get the "home" grand final.

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Sunday, March 6

Wizard Home Loans Cup
Carlton pound the Bulldogs
Eagles and Blues into Grand Final

Carlton 0.21.0.7–133
Western Bulldogs 1.11.0.7–82

Carlton will play West Coast at Docklands Stadium next Saturday night for the Wizard Cup of 2005.

The Blues completed the duo when it savaged the Western Bulldogs by 51 points in the semi-final played on Saturday night at Docklands in front of 26,039 fans.

Carlton secured the "home" final by kicking the highest score in this year's pre-season and adding 21 goals to finish with 52 for the series, eight ahead of West Coast's 44 goals.

The Blues powered away in the first quarter with seven goals to one and effectively killed the game with their best opening in the *night* pre-season competition for 40 years since their 9.3-57 against Melbourne 0.0 at the Lake Oval, Albert Park in 1965.

Carlton led by 42 points at half-time and 66 points at the last change (114-48) before facing a late charge by the Bulldogs which reduced the final margin to 51 points (133-82).

Saturday will pit West Coast, who will be playing in their first pre-season Grand Final, against Carlton who last appeared in the *night* playoff when they beat Geelong for the 1997 trophy at the MCG.

CRAIG BRADLEY was best afield for Carlton in that game and the winner of the Michael Tuck Medal in front of an MCG record 74,786 spectators.

Top crowd of the pre-season was set at Waverley Park in the 1993 Grand Final between Essendon and Richmond when a reported 75,533 attended, and possibly a lot more unaccounted for.

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ATTENDANCES, WEEK 3, SEMI-FINALS

25,059 West Coast v Kangaroos
26,039 West.B'dogs v Carlton
51,098 Total, SF's
212,692 1st & 2nd Round
263,790 2005 series, progressive
259,128 2004 series, 15 matches
267,016 2003 series, 15 matches

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West Coast were complete victors over the Kangaroos in the Wizard Cup semi-final played in fine and warm conditions on Friday night at Subiaco Oval in front of an admiring crowd of 25,059.

West Coast romped home from the Kangaroos with a combination of a brilliant midfield and an outstanding first half from from the bulky 101kg forward Quinten Lynch – he's been hovering around for three seasons (33 senior games) but his impact in this match was stunning. The Roo defender Shannon Watt struggled to contain Lynch who broke the game wide open with three goals in the second quarter and four in total by half-time.

Even without Chris Judd who was rested, the Eagles' midfield was superb with captain Ben Cousins (26 touches), Daniel Kerr (also 26), Michael Braun (16) and Josh Wooden (18), not to mention Chad Fletcher – delivering to the forward line with monotonous regularity. David Wirrpunda played a wonderful match, sweeping across the defence and initiating attacks time and again, in a generally unheralded performance.

The Kangaroos were brutally exposed and save for Troy Makepeace, Daniel Wells, Shannon Grant and a late charge by 20-year-old, 200cm Dale Hale, the Kangas have a lot of work to do before the premiership season starts – and, as the canny punters are indicating, West Coast are tipped to be one of the big improvers for season 2005.
2005 WIZARD CUP – SEMI-FINAL, MATCH 13
West Coast v Kangaroos
Friday (n), March 4, 2005
Subiaco Oval, 9.10pm AEDT, crowd: 25,059
Ground conditions: Good
Weather: 33C, fine and warm
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
WCE 1.4.0.1–34 1.7.0.5–56 1.10.0.6–75 2.15.0.12–120
KAN 0.3.0.1–19 0.4.0.2–26 0.5.0.7–37 0.5.0.10–40
Goals: West Coast: 9pts: Adam Hunter, Adam Selwood. 6pts: Quinten Lynch 4, Mark Seaby 2, Ashley Sampi, Michael Gardiner, Michael Braun, Ben Cousins, Daniel Kerr, Tyson Stenglein, Damien Adkins, Jaymie Graham, Josh Wooden.
Kangaroos: 6pts: Corey Jones, Drew Petrie, Daniel Motlop, Troy Makepeace, David Hale.
Best: West Coast: Ben Cousins, Daniel Kerr, Quinten Lynch, Drew Banfield, Michel Braun, Ashley Hansen, Josh Wooden. Kangaroos: Eddie Sansbury, Shannon Grant, Leigh Colbert, Daniel Wells, Brent Harvey, Adam Simpson.
Umpires: Justin Schmitt, Stuart Wenn, Shaun Ryan, Derek Woodcock.

 

Carlton propelled itself into the Wizard Cup grand final with its best opening in a pre-season *night* competition match for 40 years when it kicked seven goals to one in the first quarter of Saturday night's semi-final against the Western Bulldogs at Docklands Stadium – 26,039 attended.

While the Blues basked in the glory of a flawless pre-season campaign the Bulldogs were counting the cost of a punishing night. Seven players were hurt and five might miss premiership games with Brad Johnson (ankle), Lindsay Gilbee (concussion), Robert Murphy (groin), Matthew Boyd (leg) and Daniel Bandy (corked leg) all on the bench by the end of the game. As Carlton dominated, the Bulldogs looked nothing like the side that upset St Kilda last week in Launceston. Their disposal was woeful and they had nothing in attack, with Johnson the only forward who consistently presented himself until he was injured in the third term.

Carlton, by contrast, continued its strong start to the year as key forward Brendan Fevola (six goals) and Lance Whitnall again impressed and Matthew Lappin (24 disposals, four goals) had a stunning night. Veteran midfielder Scott Camporeale returned from a one-week suspension to also be high among Carlton's best, while defender Luke Livingston blanketed Chris Grant. Youngster Farren Ray and Johnson, the veteran, were best for the Bulldogs, and while Adam Cooney showed flashes of brilliance, he suffered with several poor errors of skill. It is still early days, but after two seasons in the horrors, the influence of Pagan's coaching may at last be taking hold at Princes Park.
2005 WIZARD CUP – SEMI-FINAL, MATCH 14
Western Bulldogs v Carlton
Saturday (n), March 5, 2005
Docklands, 7.40pm AEDT, crowd: 26,039
Ground conditions: Good; Roof: closed
Weather: 15C, showers
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
WB 0.1.0.1 – 7 0.5.0.5 – 35 0.7.0.6 – 48 1.11.0.7 – 82
CAR 0.7.0.4 – 46 0.12.0.5 – 77 0.18.0.6 – 114 0.21.0.7 – 133
Goals: Carlton: 6pts: Brendan Fevola 6, Matthew Lappin 4, Kade Simpson 2, Heath Scotland 2, Scott Camporeale, Cory McGrath, Lance Whitnall, Andrew Walker, Adrian Deluca, Justin Davies, Nick Stevens. West.B'dogs: 9pts: Steven Koops. 6pts: Luke Darcy 2, Brad Johnson 2, Sam Power 2, Farren Ray 2, Jordan McMahon, Mitch Hahn, Nathan Eagleton.
Best: Carlton: Brendan Fevola, Matthew Lappin, Scott Camporeale, Heath Scotland, Luke Livingston, David Teague. West.B'dogs: Brad Johnson, Farren Ray, Adam Cooney, Daniel Giansiracusa, Luke Gilbee.
Umpires: Scott McLaren, Simon Meredith, Kieron Nicholls, Shane McInerney.

Wizard Cup 2005 (Week 3)
Regional Challenge series
Friday, March 4

p The Cats just held on to win by a goal against a fast-finishing Hawthorn who all but wiped a 34-point deficit in the last quarter. The flamboyant Hawk forward Mark Williams booted seven, while goalsneak Harry Miller shot home three majors. Geelong had an even combination with 11 players kicking their goals.
Geelong 15.13-103
(Playfair 3, Kelly 2, Milburn 2) best, Ling, Playfair, Kelly, Hawthorn 15.7-97 (Williams 7, Miller 3) best, Williams, Miller, Beaumont.
At Princes Park: 2,763.
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p In warm conditions on Friday night, after a day of 40C, the Tigers edged out the Dockers in a tight scrap in Alice Springs. Brent Hartigan and Andrew Raines impressed for Richmond, while Fremantle forward Justin Longmuir almost got his side home. Freo tried Dion Woods up forward but he returned to defence in the second half.
Richmond 7.9-51
(Krakouer 2, Moore 2) best, Krakouer, Moore, Tuck, Fremantle 7.7-49 (Longmuir 2) best, Longmuir, Sandilands, Bell.
At Traeger Park, Alice Springs: 7,506.
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p
Melbourne impressed in the second half with ex-Geelong midfielder Brent Moloney a standout for his new club, kicking three goals and was a catalyst for at least four others. Both sides experimented and while the Saints were slick in the early part, stand-in skipper Justin Koschitzke led a side which rested Riewoldt, Gehrig, Hayes, Hamill, Goddard and Xavier Clarke. Star Demon midfielder Adem Yze injured a collarbone and went to hospital after the match.
Melbourne 14.9-93
(Holland 3, Moloney 3, Green 3) best, Moloney, Miller, McLean, St Kilda 12.11-83 (Koschitzke 2, Murray 2, Stone 2, Harvey 2) best, Thompson, Harvey, Dal Santo.
At Lavington: 12,157.
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p
Not even four last-quarter goals by Matthew Nicks could get the Swans over the line on Friday night in a hard-fought scrap played in driving rain – it was the Crows by a point. Paul Williams, Jude Bolton and Brett Kirk did well in the midfield for the Swans, but it was special efforts from Simon Goodwin and Andrew McLeod and the late goal by Jacob Schuback which regained the narrow lead back for Adelaide to hold on until the siren.
Adelaide 9.8-62
(Stevens 2, Goodwin 2) best, Goodwin, Hudson, Hentschel, Sydney 8.13-61 (Nicks 4, Schneider 2) best, Williams, Kirk, J.Bolton.
At Football Park: 5,829.
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Saturday, March 5

p The Age reported that strong winds and spurts of heavy rain did not help players at Princes Park on Saturday afternoon as the game did not reach any great standard. Both could take several positives out of the match – Blake Caracella, the former Essendon and Brisbane veteran, impressed in his first full hit-out for the Magpies, while Port was particularly happy with Matthew Primus, who played near two quarters, coming through his first game since wrecking his knee against Hawthorn in Round 3 last year.
Collingwood 12.9-81
(Licuria 3, Caracella 2) best, Woewodin, Lockyer, O'Bree, Port Adelaide 10.12-72 (Thurstans 4, Mahoney 2) best, Thurstans, Tredrea, Francou.
At Princes Park: about 1,786.
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p The Lions are hopeful that Jamie Charman will be ready for the opening round. Peter Blucher reported in The Age that Charman kicked the first two goals of the match in the opening eight minutes but three minutes later, after taking his fifth mark, his A/C joint popped out in seemingly innocuous circumstances – he was helped from the ground. A big practice match crowd of 16,591 attended the AFL's return to Carrara on the Gold Coast for the first time since 1992. Brisbane led all night, and in a thrilling last quarter, held the Bombers at bay to win by 14 points.
Brisbane 11.11-77
(Bradshaw 6, Charman 2, Adcock 2) best, Bradshaw, Attard, Adcock, Essendon 9.9-63 (Lloyd 3) best, J.Johnson, Welsh, Stanton.
At Carrara Oval: 16,591.
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2005 WIZARD CUP, GRAND FINAL,
Saturday, March 12, at Docklands Stadium, 7.40pm AEDT

West Coast 1.11.0.9–84 v Carlton 1.14.2.12–111



WIZARD CUP, GRAND FINAL

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Wizard Cup Grand Final
SELECTED SIDES


WEST COAST
B: Wirrpunda, Glass, Banfield
HB: Chick, Staker, Hunter
C: Braun, Fletcher, A.Embley
HF: Sampi, Hansen, Cousins
F: Gardiner, Lynch, R.Jones
R: Seaby, Judd, Stenglein
IC: Kerr, Waters, Graham, Butler, B.Jones, Wooden.

CARLTON
B: Houlihan, Livingston, Teague
HB: Sporn, Thornton, Bannister
C: Camporeale, Stevens, McGrath
HF: Chambers, Whitnall, Lappin
F: Deluca, Fevola, Walker
Foll: French, Koutoufides, Scotland
IC: Morrell, Prendergast, Norman, Davies, Simpson, Carrazzo.

UMPIRES:
Scott McLaren, Simon Meredith, Shaun Ryan, Stuart Wenn.


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ATTENDANCES, GRAND FINAL, 2005 SERIES

43,391 West Coast v Carlton
263,790 1R, QF, SF's
307,181 2005 series, 15 matches
259,128 2004 series, 15 matches
267,016 2003 series, 15 matches

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p A *Match Fact* on Channel Nine noted that during the Wizard Cup series of 2005, the West Coast club travelled 7,997 kilometres – Carlton 0.

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Wizard Cup Grand Final
Fevola boots the Blues home

After leading all night, Carlton survived a surging last quarter fightback from West Coast to win the 2005 Wizard Cup, and $220,000 in prize money, in the grand final played in warm conditions under the open roof of Docklands Stadium on Saturday night before a crowd of 43,391.

Carlton full-forward BRENDAN FEVOLA kicked eight goals and was awarded the MICHAEL TUCK MEDAL as he led a brilliant team performance.

In spite of an 18-point lead at the last break, Carlton had to work hard for the win as the Eagles hit back with four goals in seven minutes to level the scores, then lead by one point at the 10 minute mark of the final quarter.

Chris Judd led the West Coast fight back with some brilliance in close midfield traffic, with meritorious work and two goals from big-man Michael Gardiner.


Lyall Johnson
reported in The Age: The hearts of the Blues fans were in their mouths as the Eagles looked like running away with the game. But the magic that had enabled the Blues to dominate the pre-season suddenly returned. Fevola was awarded a free kick and converted (his 7th goal), a Justin Davies tackle spilled the ball to Ian Prendergast, who took two steps and launched a supergoal. Heath Scotland then drilled one from 50m and when Fevola kicked his last for the night, the Blues were home.

Carlton over three years have had an emotional fightback from the brink of disaster of financial and internal troubles, with salary cap digressions and exclusion from the draft.

While Fevola may have been the man for the moment, Nick Stevens, Lance Whitnall and Scott Camporeale produced fine team efforts to lay the platform for the premiership season.

West Coast were not disgraced with fine work not only from Judd (27 possessions), but also Chad Fletcher (32 touches), David Wirrpunda and Ben Cousins.
2005 WIZARD CUP – GRAND FINAL
West Coast v Carlton
Saturday (n), March 12, 2005
Docklands, 7.40pm AEDT, crowd: 43,391
Ground conditions: Excellent, Roof: open
Weather: 28.9C at start, fine and warm
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
WCE 1.3.0.3–30 1.4.0.5–38 1.7.0.6–57 1.11.0.9–84
CAR 0.2.0.2–26 0.8.2.6–60 0.10.2.9–75 1.14.2.12–111
Goals: Carlton: 9pts: Ian Prendergast. 6pts: Brendan Fevola 8.2, Whitnall 2, Morrell, McGrath, Camporeale, Scotland. West Coast: 9pts: Chris Judd. 6pts: Quinten Lynch 3, Ashley Hansen 2, Michael Gardiner 2, Drew Banfield 2, Beau Waters, Chris Judd.
Best: Carlton: Brendan Fevola, Scott Camporeale, Matthew Lappin, Nick Stevens, Lance Whitnall, Barnaby French. West Coast: Chris Judd, Chad Fletcher, Drew Banfield, Ben Cousins, Michael Gardiner, David Wirrpunda.
Umpires: Scott McLaren, Simon Meredith, Stuart Wenn, Shaun Ryan.
MICHAEL TUCK MEDAL: Brendan Fevola (Carlton).

Wizard Cup 2005 (Week 4)
Regional Challenge series
Friday, March 11

p
Flooding by the rookie-laden Western Bulldogs produced a scrappy outing for a tiny group of fans on Friday afternoon. The positives for the Dockers was the promising form of captain Peter Bell after recent surgery, while Josh Carr and Luke Webster both worked hard. For the Bulldogs, Daniel Bandy did well, finishing with three goals, as Jade Rawlings gave a glimpse of a return to form.
Fremantle 11.11-77 (J.Carr 3) best, Bell, Webster, Murphy, Western Bulldogs 11.4-70 (Bandy 3, Bowden 2, Cooney 2) best, Darcy, Bandy, Cooney.
At Subiaco: 2,325.
Report: The MRP cited Troy Cook (Fre) for charging Daniel Cross (WB) in the first quarter. Cook accepted guilt and the MRP option of a two-match suspension
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p It was a tight scrap on Friday afternoon at Princes Park that was only decided in the dying minutes. The Crows were left limping after injuries to Mark Stevens (rolled ankle), Brett Burton (cramp) and Scott Welsh (thigh). Aaron Davey and Chris Heffernan did well for the Demons assisted by David Neitz and a good game from Matthew Whelan.
Melbourne 16.15-111 (Davey 4, Neitz 4, Heffernan 2) best, Heffernan, Davey, Whelan, Adelaide 12.14-86 (M.Stevens 4) best, M.Stevens, Goodwin, McLeod).
At Carlton: 1,002.
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p A crowd of 13,000 attended the first match staged under lights at Bendigo's picturesque Queen Elizabeth Oval on Friday. Matthew Lloyd was the major Bomber casualty with a broken right arm before half-time. Geelong came home strongly to clip Essendon by 11 points. Gary Ablett was a significant contributor for the Cats, as was Henry Playfair – Geelong's worry is the poor form of crack recruit Brad Ottens. For Essendon, Kepler Bradley, Ty Zantuck and Aaron Henneman were the best, along with Lloyd who kicked two goals before bowing out of the game. The Dons were winless in the pre-season.
Geelong 14.6-90 (G.Ablett 3, Byrnes 2, Milburn 2, Playfair 2) best, G.Ablett, Kelly, Bartel, Essendon 12.7-79 (Henneman 2, Hird 2, J.Johnson 2, Lucas 2) best, Hird, Bradley, J.Johnson.
At QEO, Bendigo: 13,000.
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p The final match at Moorabbin Oval produced few highlights late Friday afternoon, other than 31-year-old Kangaroo veteran Corey McKernan leaving the field after he came off second-best in a marking contest – damaging an AC joint in his shoulder. Despite the fact the Saints reported no injury worries, Fraser Gehrig missed again with his injured back – he has had no pre-season games. Stephen Milne bobbed up with two smart goals for St Kilda, while Leigh Colbert for the Roos showed he is picking up the pace and getting back into form.
St Kilda 8.13-61 (Milne 2) best, Harvey, Peckett, Milne, Kangaroos 6.10-46 (Harvey 2) best, Colbert, Sinclair, Makepeace.
At Moorabbin: about 4,605.
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p In warm Friday night conditions (high 20s), Alan Shiell for Sportal reported that Port had Hawthorn's measure and led comfortably until the Hawks outscored the Power in the last term – the final margin was six goals. The hit-out produced sound comebacks by Brendon Lade, Roger James and Brett Ebert for Port, while former Hawk captain Shane Crawford was mobile through the midfield after a stint in defence from the back pocket. Hawk coach Alastair Clarkson admitted, "they were a lot classier with the footy than we were."
Port Adelaide 15.16-106 (Thurstans 4, Tredrea 2, James 2, Shattock 2) best, Francou, P,Burgoyne, Dew, Hawthorn 10.10-70 (Miller 3, Holland 2, Franklin 2) best, Mitchell, Hodge, Vandenberg.
At Football Park: 7,787.
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Saturday, March 12

p
The Swans and Magpies tenaciously fought for honours in the tight confines of the Newcastle Sports Ground in warm Saturday afternoon conditions. Locked at three-quarter time, Collingwood were down 13 points after Sydney booted the first two goals. But the Pies rallied impressively to snatch a two-point win. Both clubs were happy with the evenly-matched hit out.
Collingwood 16.9-105 (Rocca 3, Tarrant 3, Davis 2, Licuria 2) best, Licuria, Fraser, Rocca, Sydney 16.7-103 (Buchanan 4, Davis 3, Hall 2, Doyle 2) best, Buchanan, O'Keefe, J.Bolton.
At Newcastle No 1 Sports Ground: 3,256.
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p
In hot conditions on Saturday afternoon – top was 33C – the Tigers got a confidence-boosting win against the Brisbane Lions who were near their top strength with the inclusion of Voss, Power, Leppitsch, Scott and Keating. Andrew Krakourer had a corker of a game for Richmond, tearing through the midfield with determined pace, while Matthew Richardson marked well. Sadly, the Lions' Richard Hadley suffered a knee injury, likely to end his season.
Richmond 12.13-85 (Krakouer 3, Tuck 2) best, Krakouer, Tambling, Newman, Brisbane 6.5-41 (Bradshaw 3) best, Lepptisch, Bradhsaw, Johnson.
At Princes Park: about 5,212.

It was later revealed this match at Carlton was the occasion when the AFL trialled four central umpires.
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WIZARD AVERAGED 20,471 FOR 2005 SERIES
The attendance for the Wizard Cup grand final took the total
to 307,181 people for the 15-match series.

2005 – 307,181 (average 20,479) 15 games
2004 – 259,128 (average 17,275) 15 games
2003 – 267,016 (average 17,801) 15 games
2002 – 398,309 (average 14,752) 27 games


Pre-Season Ladder 2005
W L F A % Total 2005
Final
Pos
Change
1 CARLTON 4 0 458 333 137.54 16
2 RICHMOND 3 1 382 271 140.96 12
3 WEST COAST 3 1 390 279 139.79 12
4 MELBOURNE 3 1 399 329 121.28 12
5 COLLINGWOOD 3 1 356 389 91.52 12
6 FREMANTLE 2 2 295 233 126.61 8
7 ST.KILDA 2 2 293 290 101.03 8
8 PORT ADELAIDE 2 2 329 331 99.40 8
9 Geelong 2 2 308 318 96.86 8
10 Brisbane Lions 2 2 260 279 93.19 8
11 West.B'Dogs 2 2 327 354 92.37 8
12 Kangaroos 2 2 260 286 90.91 8
13 Adelaide 2 2 296 333 88.89 8
14 Sydney 0 4 267 346 77.17 0
15 Hawthorn 0 4 265 380 69.74 0
16 Essendon 0 4 278 412 67.48 0



1st Round (Week 1) match details
Quarter Finals (Week 2) match details

Semi-Finals (Week 3)
Grand Final (Week 4)


Footystats
Best of Wizard Cup series 2005


Highest Scores

Pts

9, 6, 3, 1pt Final Scores Where
133 0.21.0.7 CARLTON v West.B'dogs 1.11.0.7–82 SF(n)-Dok
120 1.15.1.18 KANGAROOS v Port Adel 2.9.0.4–76 QF(n)-Dok
120 2.15.0.12 WEST COAST v Kangaroos 0.5.0.10–40 SF(n)-Sub
115 3.12.0.16 COLLINGWOOD v Richmond 5.9.0.9–108 1R(n)-Dok
111 1.14.2.12 CARLTON v West Coast 1.11.0.9–84 GF(n)-Dok
108 5.9.0.9 RICHMOND v Collingwood 3.12.0.16–115 1R(n)-Dok
107 2.13.0.11 CARLTON v Essendon 2.7.0.10–70 1R(n)-Dok
107 1.15.0.8 CARLTON v Melbourne 1.12.0.16–97 QF(n)-Dok
106 1.14.1.10 WEST COAST v Collingwood 1.7.0.4 QF(n)-Mar
98 3.10.0.11 MELBOURNE v Brisbane 0.7.1.8–53 1R(n)-Caz
97 1.12.0.16 MELBOURNE v Carlton 1.15.0.8–197 QF(n)-Dok
90 1.11.2.9 WEST.B'DOGS v Sydney 0.11.0.4–70 1R(n)-Dok
85 2.10.0.7 WEST.B'DOGS v St Kilda 1.9.1.8–74 QF(n)-YPL
84 1.11.0.9 WEST COAST v Carlton 1.14.2.12–111 GF(n)-Dok
80 0.12.0.8 WEST COAST v Fremantle 0.11.0.7–73 1R(n)-Sub

Lowest Scores

Pts

9, 6, 3, 1pt Final Scores Where
29 0.4.0.5 GEELONG v Kangaroos 0.7.0-12–54 1R-Man
40 0.5.0.10 KANGAROOS v West Coast 2.15.0.12–120 SF(n)-Sub
53 0.7.1.8 BRISBANE v Melbourne 3.10.0.1 – 98 1R(n)-Caz
54 0.7.0.12 KANGAROOS v Geelong 0.4.0.5–29 1R-Man
55 1.7.0.4 COLLINGWOOD v West Coast 1.14.1.10 QF(n)-Mar
60 1.7.0.9 ADELAIDE v Port Adel 0.11.0.9–75 1R(n)-FP
66 1.8.0.9 HAWTHORN v St Kilda 1.8.0.18–75 1R(n)-Dok
70 0.11.0.4 SYDNEY v West.B'dogs 1.11.2.9–90 1R-Dok
70 2.7.0.9 ESSENDON v Carlton 2.13.0.11–107 1R(n)-Dok

Greatest Winning Margins

80pts WEST COAST 2.15.0.12–120 v Kan 0.5.0.10–40 SF(n)-Sub
51pts WEST COAST 1.14.1.10–106 v Col 1.7.0.4–55 QF(n)-Mar
51pts CARLTON 0.21.0.7–133 v WB 1.11.0.7–82 SF(n)-Dok
45pts MELBOURNE 3.10.0.11–98 v Bri 0.7.1.8–53 1R(n)-Caz
44pts KANGAROOS 1.15.1.18–120 v PA 2.9.0.4–76 QF(n)-Dok
37pts CARLTON 2.13.0.11–107 v Ess 2.7.0.10–70 1R(n)-Dok
27pts CARLTON 1.14.2.12–111 v WC 1.11.0.9–84 GF(n)-Dok
25pts KANGAROOS 0.7.0-12–54 v Gee 0.4.0.5–29 1R-Man
20pts WEST.B'DOGS 1.11.2.9–90 v Syd 0.11.0.4–70 1R-Dok
15pts PORT ADEL 0.11.0.9–75 v Ade 1.7.0.9–60 1R(n)-FP
11pts WEST.B'DOGS 2.10.7.7–85 v StK 1.9.1.8–74 QF(n)-YPL
10pts CARLTON 1.15.0.8–107 v Mel 1.12.0.16–97 QF(n)-Dok
9pts ST KILDA 1.8.0.18–75 v Haw 1.8.0.9–66 1R(n)-Dok
7pts COLLINGWOOD 3.12.0.16–115 v Rch 5.9.0.9–108 1R(n)-Dok
7pts WEST COAST 0.12.0.8–80 v Fre 0.11.0.7–73 1R(n)-Sub

Most recent One-Pointer

There have been 19 one-point results since the first in 1964.

The most recent —

Geelong 14.13-97 v North Melb 14.12-96

1997-SF-P

Adelaide 78 – 1.10.0.9 v Port Adelaide 77 – 0.11.0.11

2003-1R(n)-GP

Geelong 2.8.1.8–77 v Melbourne 2.8.0.10–76

2004-SF(n)-Dok

Best Scores in Each Quarter, 2005

FIRST QUARTER

SECOND QUARTER

46pts CAR v WB 7 SF(n)-Dok 41pts MEL v Bri 20 1R(n)-Caz
38pts KAN v PA 36 QF(n)-Dok 39pts COL v Rch 2 1R(n)-Dok
36pts PA v Kan 38 QF(n)-Dok 39pts COL v Rch 2 1R(n)-Dok
34pts WC v Kan 19 SF(n)-Sub 39pts WC v Col 16 QF(n)-Mar
32pts CAR v Mel 17 QF(n)-Dok 34pts CAR v WC 8 GF(n)-Dok
31pts RCH v Col 10 1R(n)-Dok 31pts STK v Haw 29 1R(n)-Dok
30pts WC v Car 26 GF(n)-Dok 31pts CAR v WB 28 SF(n)-Dok
28pts WB v StK 14 QF(n)-YPL 29pts HAW v StK 31 1R(n)-Dok
26pts CAR v WC 30 GF(n)-Dok 29pts PA v Ade 12 1R(n)-FP

THIRD QUARTER

FOURTH QUARTER

41pts CAR v Ess 9 1R(n)-Dok 45pts WC v Kan 3 SF(n)-Sub
37pts CAR v WB 13 SF(n)-Dok 42pts MEL v Car 21 QF(n)-Dok
36pts RCH v Col 28 1R(n)-Dok 38pts COL v Rch 30 1R(n)-Dok
35pts MEL v Bri 14 1R(n)-Caz 36pts CAR v WC 27 GF(n)-Dok
28pts WC v Fre 7 1R(n)-Sub 34pts WB v Car 19 SF(n)-Dok
28pts WB v Syd 19 R1-Dok 33pts KAN v PA 7 QF(n)-Dok
32pts ESS v Car 27 1R(n)-Dok

Best in Goals – 2005 pre-season series


9-point goals

Players

Christian

Club

1R

QF

SF

GF

Total

CHAMBERS Callum Car 2 1 x x 3
LONIE Ryan Col 1 1 x x 2
WHEATLEY Paul Mel 2 x x x 2
BATEMAN Chance Haw 1 x x x 1
BIGLANDS Rhett Ade 1 x x x 1
BOYD Matthew WB x 1 x x 1
BROWN Nathan Rch 1 x x x 1
BRUCE Cameron Mel 1 x x x 1
BULLEN Marc Ess 1 x x x 1
DEW Stuart PA x 1 x x 1
FIORA Aaron StK 1 x x x 1
HAYES Lenny StK x 1 x x 1
HUNTER Adam WCE x x 1 x 1
JUDD Chris WCE x x x 1 1
KNOBEL Trent Rch 1 x x x 1
KOOPS Steven WB x x 1 x 1
LUCAS Scott Ess 1 x x x 1
MAHONEY Josh PA x 1 x x 1
MOLONEY Brent Mel x 1 x x 1
MURPHY Robert WB 1 x x x 1
PRENDERGAST Ian Car x x x 1 1
RAY Farren WB x 1 x x 1
ROACH Thomas Rch 1 x x x 1
ROCCA Anthony Col 1 x x x 1
SAMPI Ashley WCE x 1 x x 1
SELLWOOD Adam WCE x x 1 x 1
TAMBLING Richard Rch 1 x x x 1
TUCK Shane Rch 1 x x x 1
WELLS Daniel Kan x 1 x x 1
WILLIAMS Andrew Col 1 x x x 1
34

6-point goals

Players

Christian

Club

1R

2R

SF

GF

Total

FEVOLA Brendan Car x 4 6 8 18
LYNCH Quinten WCE 3 1 4 3 11
WHITNALL Lance Car 4 4 1 2 11
ROBERTSON Russell Mel 4 6 x x 10
JONES Corey Kan 1 4 1 x 6
JOHNSON Brad WB 3 1 2 x 6
MOTLOP Daniel Kan 2 3 1 x 6
RIEWOLDT Nick StK 3 2 x x 5
ROCCA Anthony Col 2 3 x x 5
SAMPI Ashley WCE 2 2 1 x 5
CAMPOREALE Scott Car 2 x 1 1 4
DIXON Ben Haw 4 x x x 4
LAPPIN Matthew Car x x 4 x 4
SEABY Mark WCE 1 1 2 x 4
THURSTANS Tony PA 1 3 x x 4
BETTS Eddie Car 2 1 x x 3
BRADSHAW Daniel Bri 3 x x x 3
CHAMBERS Callum Car 1 2 x x 3
COONEY Adam WB 1 2 x x 3
FAULKNER Cameron WB 2 1 x x 3
GARDINER Michael WCE x x 1 2 3
GIANSIRACUSA Daniel WB x 3 x x 3
GRANT Shannon Kan x 3 x x 3
HARVEY Brent Kan 2 1 x x 3
LUCAS Scott Ess 3 x x x 3
MILNE Stephen StK 2 1 x x 3
RAY Farren WB x 1 2 x 3
SCOTLAND Heath Car x x 2 1 3
STEVENS Mark Ade 3 x x x 3
TREDREA Warren PA 1 2 x x 3
WANGANEEN Gavin PA 2 1 x x 3
WATERS Beau WCE 3 x x x 3
YZE Adem Mel 2 1 x x 3
BANFIELD Drew WCE x x x 2 2
BRAUN Michael WCE 1 x 1 x 2
COLE Richard Col 1 1 x x 2
CORNES Kane PA 2 x x x 2
DARCY Luke WB x x 2 x 2
DAVIES Justin Car x 1 1 x 2
EMBLEY Andrew WCE 1 1 x x 2
FARMER Jeff Fre 2 x x x 2
HAHN Mitchell WB 1 x 1 x 2
HALE David Kan x 1 1 x 2
HAMILL Aaron StK x 2 x x 2
HANSEN Ashley WCE x x x 2 2
JONES Rowan WCE x 2 x x 2
JUDD Chris WCE x 1 x 1 2
KERR Daniel WCE x 1 1 x 2
MAHONEY Josh PA 1 1 x x 2
MAKEPEACE Troy Kan x 1 1 x 2
McGRATH Cory Car x x 1 1 2
McLEAN Brock Mel 2 x x x 2
McGRATH Cory Car x 2 x x 2
PAVLICH Matthew Fre 2 x x x 2
PETRIE Drew Kan x 1 1 x 2
PERRIE Ian Ade 2 x x x 2
PICKETT Byron PA 2 x x x 2
POWER Sam WB x x 2 x 2
SIMPSON Kade Car x x 2 x 2
SMITH Rohan WB 1 1 x x 2
TARRANT Chris Col 2 x x x 2
VOGELS Luke Syd 2 x x x 2
WALKER Andrew Col 2 x x x 2
WATERS Beau WCE x 1 x 1 2
WILLIAMS Andrew Col x 2 x x 2
ABLETT Gary Gee 1 x x x 1
ADKINS Damien WCE x x 1 x 1
BALL Luke StK 1 x x x 1
BARKER John Haw 1 x x x 1
BOLTON Craig Syd 1 x x x 1
BOWDEN Patrick WB 1 x x x 1
BOYD Matthew WB 1 x x x 1
BRUCE Cameron Mel 1 x x x 1
BUCHANAN Amon Syd 1 x x x 1
BURNS Scott Col 1 x x x 1
CAMPBELL Guy Syd 1 x x x 1
CAMPBELL Wayne Rch 1 x x x 1
CARR Josh Fre 1 x x x 1
CHICK Daniel WCE x 1 x x 1
CLOKE Cameron Col 1 x x x 1
COCHRANE Stuart PA 1 x x x 1
CORRIE Anthony Bri 1 x x x 1
COUSINS Ben WCE x x 1 x 1
DELEDIO Brett Rch 1 x x x 1
DELUCA Adrian Car x x 1 x 1
EAGLETON Nathan WB x x 1 x 1
ECKERMANN Ben PA x 1 x x 1
EMBLEY Michael WCE x 1 x x 1
EZARD James PA 1 x x x 1
FERGUSON Ryan Mel x 1 x x 1
FISHER Sam StK 1 x x x 1
FRASER Josh Col 1 x x x 1
GRAHAM Jaymie WCE x x 1 x 1
GREEN Brad Mel x 1 x x 1
GRIFFEN Ryan WB 1 x x x 1
GROVER Antoni Fre 1 x x x 1
GWILT James WB x 1 x x 1
HARVEY Robert StK x 1 x x 1
HEADLAND Des Fre 1 x x x 1
HEFFERNAN Chris Mel x 1 x x 1
HOLLAND Brodie Col x 1 x x 1
HUDSON Ben Ade 1 x x x 1
HUMM Jeremy WCE x 1 x x 1
HUNT Joshua Gee 1 x x x 1
HUNTER Adam WCE 1 x x x 1
JOHNSON Paul Mel x 1 x x 1
JOLLY Darren Syd 1 x x x 1
KING David Col 1 x x x 1
KIRK Brett Syd 1 x x x 1
KOUTOUFIDES Anthony Car 1 x x x 1
KRAKOUER Andrew Rch 1 x x x 1
LAPPIN Matthew Car 1 x x x 1
LONIE Nathan Haw 1 x x x 1
LOVETT Andrew Ess 1 x x x 1
LOVETT-MURRAY Nathan Ess 1 x x x 1
McMAHON Jordan WB x x 1 x 1
McVEIGH Jarrad Syd 1 x x x 1
MEDHURST Paul Fre 1 x x x 1
MOLONEY Brent Mel x 1 x x 1
MOONEY Cameron Gee 1 x x x 1
MOORE Jarred Syd 1 x x x 1
MORRELL Digby Car x x x 1 1
MORTON Mitch WCE x 1 x x 1
MURPHY Justin Ess 1 x x x 1
MURPHY Ryan Fre 1 x x x 1
NEITZ David Mel 1 x x x 1
NEWMAN Chris Rch 1 x x x 1
NICKS Matthew Syd 1 x x x 1
O'KEEFE Ryan Syd 1 x x x 1
PLAYFAIR Henry Gee 1 x x x 1
POWER Luke Bri 1 x x x 1
RICHARDSON Matthew Rch 1 x x x 1
RISCHITELLI Michael Bri 1 x x x 1
ROCCA Saverio Kan x 1 x x 1
RODAN David Rch 1 x x x 1
ROWE Julian Col 1 x x x 1
SIMMONDS Troy Rch 1 x x x 1
SKIPWORTH Hayden Ade 1 x x x 1
SPAANDERMAN Llane Bri 1 x x x 1
SPORN Trent Car 1 x x x 1
STANTON Brent Ess 1 x x x 1
STENGLEIN Tyson WCE x x 1 x 1
STEVENS Nick Car x x 1 x 1
TAMBLING Richard Rch 1 x x x 1
THOMPSON Nathan Kan 1 x x x 1
TUCK Shane Rch 1 x x x 1
VOSS Brett StK 1 x x x 1
WAITE Jarrad Car 1 x x x 1
WALKER Andrew Car x x 1 x 1
WEBSTER Luke Fre 1 x x x 1
WHITE Damon PA x 1 x x 1
WIGGINS Simon Car x 1 x x 1
WILLIAMS Mark Haw 1 x x x 1
WOODEN Josh WCE x x 1 x 1


u Best of the night series, 1956-71, 1977-2005

u Pre-season, *night* history files, each club
from links below
Ade Bri Car Col Ess Fre Gee Haw
Mel NMK PA Rch StK Syd WC WB

Wizard Cup 2004
Wizard Cup 2003
Wizard Cup 2002

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